Weight Loss Articles Directory

In this section you can find an extensive resource of weight loss, nutrition and fitness related articles. Plus some useful links to other sites.

Real Life Nutrition Questions Answered

Real Life Fitness Questions Answered

Emma Brown
Nutritionist

Janet Aylott
Nutritionist

Kelly Marshall
Fitness Consultant

Q.

How many calories in Day and Night Nurse?

I've just had my first cold in over two years and have taken both Day Nurse and Night Nurse. I have no idea of the calorie content of these medicines and am wondering if taking these medicines can affect weight loss?

A.

Our expert says...

Hi

Thanks for your query. It prompted me to check the ingredients and I’ve found that Night Nurse liquid has 13.1g carbohydrates per 20ml dose and also contains 3.6ml ethanol (alcohol) per dose. If my maths is correct, this works out at around 72 calories per dose so it’s not insignificant.

I could find less information about Day Nurse liquid, but knowing it has 1.5ml alcohol per dose (don’t worry that’s very tiny!) and assuming its sugar content is about the same as Night Nurse that works out at around 87 cals per 30ml dose.

Considering you don’t take these medications for long, I wouldn’t worry too much, but perhaps for future reference the capsule version (without the need for a sweet taste, which means calories)  might be better.

Disclaimer
You are advised to seek medical advice before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle with an aim of weight loss. This website and the content provided should not be used by persons under 18, by pregnant or nursing women, or individuals with any type of health condition, except under the direct supervision of a qualified medical professional. The information contained in these articles, and elsewhere on this website, is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to replace, and does not constitute legal, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis and may not be used for such purposes. Continue...

FREE diet profile

years
Sex female male
Height
Weight

What is your goal weight?

Nutracheck Blog

Read about all things topical and trending in the world of calorie counting, weight loss and weight maintenance